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Adrian Beltre heads home for birth

Updated: October 1, 2010, 9:15 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Adrian Beltre has played his last game this season -- and perhaps beyond -- with the Boston Red Sox.

The veteran third baseman, and soon-to-be free agent, returned home to Los Angeles to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's third child.

"She did her damndest to not have this kid, and she gave up the battle," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said with a smile. "She's getting ready to have this kid, so he's leaving in a hurry. He was trying to get her so bad ...

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